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Dies when I first start have to restart a few times and dies at stop light unless it gets a little gas

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This is usually a problem caused by a bad water temperature sensor. There are usually 2 sensors with one working the temperature gauge and the second working engine controls.

The "cold start" sequence is similar to a choke in old cars. It needs the signal from the water sensor to trigger the cold start sequence. The cold start sequence enriches the fuel charge, adjusts timing, and increases idle speed until the engine gets a little warm.

Now if stalling when warm, you have other issues. Manifold runners are a problem on some engines.

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SOURCE: 2000 Contour dies at low idle

you could try to clean the mass air flow sensor

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SOURCE: died at redlight. now wont restart.

ase mechanic here, check for timing belt slippage, maybe clogged fuel filter, or low fuel pressure, mass air flow sensor dirysome common fixes for that year car.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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